The word Messenger has a new meaning! Microsoft’s Messenger service has been discontinued completely now, as the company focuses its communication efforts on the Skype platform. The final milestone was reached late last month when Redmond announced that the MSN Messenger service in China will be shut down come October...

Everything that has a beginning has an end. Today marks the day when Microsoft is set to the complete the retirement of its Windows Live Messenger, with the service poised to go dark in just a few hours. The last remaining versions of the application are also scheduled to be removed for download. Microsoft, as you may...

The moment of truth for Messenger users is fast incoming. Microsoft will initiate the Windows Live Messenger shutdown next week, with the hope of seeing most users making the transition to Skype. In fact, the humongous user base of Skype is one of the biggest reasons Redmond made the decision of retiring the classic...

If you have followed Microsoft through the ages (well its four decades of existence), you may well be aware just how much the company likes to throw around statistics and numbers to brag about its products and services. While this tradition has waned a bit in recent times, the flame still burns. Redmond still likes to...

Hotmail, Microsoft’s classic email platform, is set to retire in the very near future. And with it the company has also decided to pull the plug off its Messenger service and move its gigantic user base over to Skype. The English version of Windows Live Messenger are set to go dark on April 8, while localized versions...

As MSN Messenger prepares to sail into the west, cybercriminals seem to have wasted no time in trying to exploit the situation. Several malicious websites have popped up trying to take advantage of unsuspecting users. Redmond, earlier this year, announced its plans to discontinue MSN Messenger and move its user base...

Redmond has outlined its plan to start the shutdown of its Windows Live Messenger service. The phased retirement will officially begin on April 8, and the desktop version will be the first to go. Requiescat in pace, Windows Live Messenger — it was great knowing you. Microsoft had initially planned pull the plug on the...

Sinofsky and Ballmer in Happier Days Microsoft announced the immediate departure of Windows President Steven Sinofsky yesterday evening. Peculiarly lacking was any warmth for the departing Sinofsky by Ballmer, leading to speculation about why his departure was so abrupt and so soon after the release of Windows...

Today Microsoft has announced that Steven Sinofsky, President of its Windows and Windows Live operations, is leaving the company. Sinofsky’s abrupt departure comes just 10 days after the Redmond, Wash., software company launched Windows 8, a major overhaul of its ubiquitous computer operating system. AllThingsD...

We’ll categorize this post under “News that wont’ surprise a single person”. It seems that the Verge is reporting that Microsoft is going to retire Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype. According to the rumor, the official announcement is coming within a week or so. With new forms of integration for Facebook and...